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Google combines Gmail, Drive, and G+ Photos storage into a single 15GB per user

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Google combines Gmail, Drive, and G+ Photos storage into a single 15GB per user
Google has been shifting around how it deals with the various storage options it has for a while now. Gmail has always been kept separate, and when Google Docs made the transition to Drive, and Picasa was folded into Google+, those two blobs of storage found themselves combined for users. Now, Google has decided it is better to just make everything into a single 15GB per user for all of those services.

When Drive launched, Google changed the structure, to leave Gmail with 10GB of free space, while documents and photos got a 5GB pool. But, it seems Google may have noticed that emails don't tend to take up nearly as much space as photos or documents, so it's better to just combine all of the storage to make it easier for those who don't use much e-mail storage, but like to use Drive or Google+ Photos.

The deal is a bit better for Google Apps users who will be getting 30GB of combined storage. 

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posted on 13 May 2013, 13:19 3

1. StringCheese01 (Posts: 62; Member since: 27 Jan 2012)


You can't just do that! WTH! Now I have to go through and actually clean my gmail mehhh

posted on 13 May 2013, 18:26

5. torr310 (Posts: 358; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


hahahaha..LOL

posted on 13 May 2013, 22:46

6. joey_sfb (Posts: 2780; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Should not affect any one. Total storage is 15G. So if you use 9G on gmail it will mean you still have 6G for photo and drive.

posted on 13 May 2013, 13:23 4

2. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 847; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


That's awesome. Thank you Google!

posted on 13 May 2013, 14:54 2

3. SellPhones82 (Posts: 490; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Good news! Gives me something to fall back on once my 55 GB of Dropbox storage expires.

posted on 13 May 2013, 17:02 6

4. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Finally it should have been like this from the start.. Thought it was wiered that gmail had more storage available than for drive and g+.

posted on 14 May 2013, 00:42

7. hamidd (Posts: 3; Member since: 28 Apr 2013)


Is there any other free cloud storage service, more than this 15 GB provided by Google?

posted on 14 May 2013, 08:08

8. icyrock1 (Posts: 303; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


Cool. Now I have;
25GB Skydrive
15GB Google Drive
18GB DropBox
50GB Box

All free. I think i'm set. :D

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